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The NAQCC November 2019 Challenge

All challenge info such as rules are now in the hands of Gary K1YAN. Email him with any questions in that regard at pix_email_k1yan (1K).

The results on this page are the responsibility of Hap K7HAP. Email him with any questions in that regard at pix_email_k7hap (1K).


ANTHEM VETERANS MEMORIAL

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PREMISE:
You have probably heard of ancient structures that we think, when struck by the sun as it passed through a particular place in the sky, marked key days of the year. I bet that you did not know about a monument to our armed forces that uses the same principle. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, AZ, is dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces.  The memorial was designed by Anthem resident Renee Palmer-Jones. Five marble pillars staggered in size (from 17 feet to 6 feet) and ordered in accordance with the Department of Defense prescribed precedence ( in order, the Army, the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force and the Coast Guard ) represent the five branches of the United States military. Each pillar has an ellipse cut into it. At 11:11 a.m. , on Veterans Day, the sun's rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. Brick pavers within the Circle of Honor are inscribed with the names of over 750 U.S. servicemen and women, symbolizing support for our Armed Forces. The pavers are red, the pillars are white, and the sky is blue to represent America's flag.  The circle represents an unbreakable border.  Anthem resident and chief engineer, Jim Martin was responsible for aligning the memorial accurately with the sun.


TIME FRAME:
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z


RULES:
Just make ALL these words from calls of stations you work subject to the General Challenge Rules. (Any spaces in the phrases should be ignored. For example the challenge phrase "INVERTED V ANTENNA" should be treated as if it is the single word "INVERTEDVANTENNA.")

ANTHEM AZ
5 MARBLE PILLARS
THE GREAT SEAL MOSAIC
CIRCLE OF HONOR
1111 AM VETERANS DAY
SOLAR SPOTLIGHT

The 84 total letters contain these 22 different letters and numbers : A B C D E F G H I L M N O P R S T V Y Z 1 5

You can use each letter in a call TWICE. For example you could use K3WWP for 2 K's, 4 W's, and 2 P's.

Subsequent QSO's with the same station cannot be used for additional letters. For example, no matter how many times you work K3WWP, you can only use his call for 8 of the letters in the words.

See General Rule #5 for more details on what callsign letters can be used.

If you need some help with your alphabet challenge record keeping take a look at our Alphabet Tutorial page for everything from some great pencil & paper methods to fully computerized tools.


AWARDS:
A certificate and Participation Point go to everyone making all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.

A Participation Point goes to everyone making at least 1, but not all the words and submitting their report before the deadline.


PRIZES:
A choice of an item made by master woodworker Gregg WB8LZG as shown on our prizes page here goes to someone selected via a random drawing from all who participate and submit a report for this month's challenge. A person can only win once, then they become ineligible for future drawings.


LOGS:
For your report, list the words you made and the station used for each letter in the word. The number of stations listed must be the same as the number of letters in each word, even though you use the same station for more than one letter as in:

WORD - K3WWP N2OD WA8REI N2OD
NEXT - NF8M W8REI N8XMS K9EYT

(Note how N2OD is listed for both the O and D.)

You may also include comments about the challenge. Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.

Send your results as text in the horizontal format shown above to:

E-mail: pix_email_k7hap (1K) (You must type that address into your email program.)
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC February Challenge

All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.


Results:

 
All the above get a certificate and participation point.

All below get only a participation point.

 
Not eligible for a certificate or participation point for the following reason(s):
@ = Non-member
$ = QRO power

Soapbox: